Need duck egg hatching advice NOW

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by vidpro23, Aug 29, 2014.

  1. vidpro23

    vidpro23 Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 15, 2013
    Had a Muscovy sitting on 13 eggs - 8 hatched they other day and I had to move mom and babies outside because she had them in a bad place inside the coop. I moved the remaining 4 eggs with her but she didn't seem to want to sit on them and finish the job and has been taking good care of the 8 babies. So I moved the 4 eggs to a broody hen that has been sitting on them for the last three days. I checked on them is morning and 2 had pipped and 2 seem a couple days behind. Well this afternoon the broody hen abandon her post so I have 4 eggs that I need to help. I can bring them in and put them in my brinsea - is there anything special I need to do - humidity up or down?

    thank you!
  2. Amykins

    Amykins Overrun With Chickens

    May 11, 2013
    If you have an incubator, then YES, put them in! Humidity for hatching duck eggs should be around 65-70%%. I don't know if it should be higher or lower for muscovies, if they've already pipped and there's nothing on them they could already be dried out, so I'd hurry up and get on that for the babies' sakes!

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